Barbra Streisand opens up about stage fright on "Carpool Karaoke"

Sheila Mcguire
November 3, 2018

In between songs, Streisand joked about recently renewing her driver's license after failing the written test three times. "It's a good way to go out". "How did he die?"

Streisand lived up to her "Funny Girl" pedigree, bringing plenty of laughs to the segment, including when she stopped him right at the top of it. I've been saying this for my whole career.

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"I once called Steve Jobs when I couldn't figure out something on my computer", she said of the late Apple co-founder.

Streisand, 76, also sang some song from her new album "Walls", which is out now.

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In fact, Streisand confessed, she had stopped performing for 27 years because her anxiety was too intense. "It's a long moment". The thing that stands out the most is how much she enjoyed herself. "I get scared. I just don't want to disappoint people". She has worked on it over the years and told James what helps her overcome her fears: Before going onstage, she said, she tells herself, "Let go and let God". But hey, at least she didn't (again) steer the wrong way up an off-ramp with Corden riding shotgun!

And while Streisand insisted that she was not a diva, she described calling the CEO of Apple to complain about her iPhone's virtual assistant, Siri. She talked about the time she convinced Apple's Tim Cook to change the way Siri pronounced her name.

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The politically-motivated artist explained that it was the current state of affairs in the United States that inspired her latest album, "Walls", before she and Corden belted a powerful rendition of the album's track, "Don't Lie to Me".

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